Thursday, June 30, 2011

Crazy Busy

Hello family and friends.. crazy busy here at the farm stand but I'm not complaining.. Things are selling I think we are now out of beet greens so that means we have one small batch growing and that's it. We should be having peas any day now they are in blossom. Then with any luck we should be getting our beans..

I've been very busy making biscuits we added that too the farm stand this year and I'm doing very well.. Think I should be charging more.. But will up the price next year.. I sold out twice today.. Its a busy time with them cause strawberry season in upon us.

Today I made a batch of rhubarb orange Marmalade.. Made the bed done laundry and lots of dishes.. I'm really pooped out tonight.. So my night is almost over..

God Bless and thanks for stopping by..


Like all moral values, respect is caught more than it is taught.
Respect for authority has deteriorate in our society. Some of the erosion is due to the blatant failing of our leaders. (Their despicable conduct makes it impossible to respect them.)But much of the disrespect for authority comes from a selfish nature that does not want to subject itself to someone else's control or leadership.
The loss of respect for authority is not limited to the social area. It is very prevalent in the spiritual realm. And you may be guilty of it yourself. Do you respect God? After all, He is the all -knowing all loving God who is intimately involved in the universe and in your life. You flagrantly disrespect Him when you are too buy to include Him in your life. You dishonor Him when you pursue your own petty desires instead of His plan.
Everyone deserves your respect, and it will be easier to give it to them if you start by respecting God.
Show respect for everyone.
Love your Christian brothers and sisters.
Fear God. Show respect for the King.
1 PETER 2:17

Rhubarb Pudding

2 Cups rhubarb
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
a little grate lemon
Clean rhubarb and cut into small pieces. Mix together eggs and sugar. Add one at a time the remaining ingredients. Stir in rhubarb pieces, pour into buttered cake pan and put little dabs of butter on top. Bake @ 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes. This is good by itself or with a little whipped cream on top. Maybe some nuts.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hello Family and Friends

Hello family and friends it has been crazy busy here at the farm.. Produce is selling beet greens~Swiss chard~ lettuce.. Biscuits and bake goods are going very well. I've been staying very busy and trying to keep up with my blog as well... Yesterday started early and did my baking went and picked a flat of strawberries Ray helped me. Came home and bad a big batch of strawberry jam and then mowed around hours went up town and picked a few things up and I was in bed early... I'm getting all pooped out lol...
Today same baking then cleaned kitchen really well hope to making the bed washed all the floors started laundry.. Now I'm thinking about doing some more jam or washer just stopped then I will end my day with cleaning bathrooms... So got to do.. Hope you all are having a great day.. God Bless


Death is not the end of your life's story;
it is just the end of a chapter.
You can tell that our society is uncomfortable with the concept of death. No one wants to use that word
, so we have developed lots of euphemisms for death and dying. We say that someone expired;or he passed away; or he bit the big burrito. (Okay,maybe that last one is unique to California.)
The one euphemism that is incorrect is grand finale. Death isn't the final curtain. God has placed within each of us an eternal soul. From the moment of our conception, that sour exists forever. Our physical death is merely the cessation of our biological being, but our soul lives on. For the reason, we should have no fear of death because it is not our end. For those who know and love God, death is the beginning of the best part of their life.
"Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?
1 CORINTHIANS 15:54-55

Whole Wheat Biscuits

2 cups whole wheat flour
4 teaspoon baking powder
1 small egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoon shortening
About 1 cup milk
Sift flour, salt and baking powder together. Rub in shortening: add egg and milk and mix to a light dough. Roll out on a floured board, cut into biscuits and bake about 15 minutes in a hot oven, about 435 degrees.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Busy Day up dates

Want to say hi to all my family and friends.. It has been a very busy week. The weather hasn't been all that great.. Today its cold and I have the cook stove going in the kitchen to take the chill off the house.
The farm stand has kept me busy picking and cooking.. We also had our 12 year old Hunter here for four days he was a big help.
We are now sold out of spinach and half of our beet greens still have lettuce left and I'm in hopes on starting to sell Swiss chard tomorrow.. Yesterday we couldn't keep up with the customers so that is a good thing.. Ray was picking and I had to bake for the second time and Hunter was doing the bagging and weighing out produce..
Do our greeter dog has also had a busy week letting us know when we have a customer.. He gets his dog biscuits when someone comes.. he ate so many one day he wasn't feeling well the next.
I've also been sewing bonnets and I've got two in the making now .. Its raining hard and its been a slow day so off to the sewing machine again.. Hope you all have a happy and safe weekend..
God Bless


A sense of purpose gives energy to your mind and enthusiasm to your heart.
Do you ever wonder about your purpose in life? What will bring you meaning and fulfillment? That is a fairly deep philosophical question, but the answer isn't too complicated..
As a person who loves God, you know that fulfillment doesn't come from temporal endeavors. True purpose can be found only in matters that have eternal significance. you also know that a meaningful life is not self-centered, but it is outwardly directed to to other people.
If you combine these two concepts, you must come to the conclusion that a part of God's purpose for your life is to tell people about Him. Only God,through Christ, can change a life for eternity, and He has called you to deliver that message. He has called you for that purpose.
"Go into all the world
and preach the Good News
to everyone, everywhere."
MARK 16:15

Perfection Salad

1 envelope gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
1 pint boiling water
1/2 cup mild vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup sugar
pinch of salt
2 cups celery chopped fine
1 cabbage, chopped
2 pimentos,minced
Soak gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes. Add boiling water, vinegar, lemon, sugar and salt;stir till dissolved. Mix in vegetables and pour into molds;Chill until firm. Unmold and serve on lettuce leaves with your favorite dressing or pass a bowl of mayonnaise. This salad makes a pretty addition to your meal.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Your life will have meaning in the physical realm only when your life takes on meaning in the spiritual realm.
Many people are fascinated with the possibility of life in the spiritual realm. A spiritual dimension could give more meaning to life after death. How does someone make a connection between the physical world and the spiritual realm?
That's what a religious leader named Nicodemus wanted to know. He asked Jesus how someone in the natural world could enter the spiritual realm. Jesus told him that real life on earth and eternal life in heaven are possible only when a person is "born again." Religious activities are not enough to enter God's spiritual realm. It takes a spiritual rebirth that happens through a belief in and a relationship with Jesus Himself.
"Humans can reproduce only human life,
but the Holy Spirit gives new life from heaven."
John 3:6

Horseradish Dressing

1 cup heavy cream
1 Tablespoon grated evaporated horseradish
2 Tablespoon lemon juice
salt and pepper
Beat cream till quite thick: add horseradish. (If evaporated horseradish is used, mix it with a Tablespoon cold water and allow it to be absorbed before adding to cream.) Pour in lemon juice slowly, stirring constantly. Season, serve very cold. This is especially good with tomatoes.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Discipline is at the heart o discipleship.
Psst! it's okay to read this. We aren't talking about the "punishment"type of discipline. (we'll sneak that in under a pleasant-sounding title.) The kind of discipline that we're talking about today is a regular routine- a habit -a repeated action that produces a benefit.
Following God requires that you stay in spiritual shape. And you can stay spiritual training requires a daily regime of studying God's Word and spending quality time with Him in prayer.
Exercising only once a week won't keep you physically fit. And you can't really know God by going to church only once a week. If you are serious about knowing God and following Him, you'll be serious about your spiritual fitness program.
All athletes practice strict self-control. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.

Green Peas With New Taters

2 slices salt pork
1 lb .or so new taters
2 cups green peas
salt and pepper to taste
1-2 Tablespoon flour
1 cup milk
Dice up salt pork and fry a little in a kettle. Add taters, peas and enough water. When tender, pour off all water except about 1/2 cup season with salt and pepper, add milk and thicken with flour. If you put the milk into a jar with the flour and shake it well, the sauce won't get lumpy.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Day Of Summer

Would like to wish all my family and friends a great start of Summer..... God Bless


A goal is worthy only if it heads you in the right direction .
Studies have shown that people who set goals are more successful than people who don't. Whether it is losing weight or saving money,, goals encourage people to improve.
The best goal you could ever have is to know God better. All of your energy should be focused on being like Christ in your actions and your thoughts. Of course,Christ was perfect, and you will never make it to perfection (In this lifetime). But as you move toward your goal, your life will improve. That doesn't mean that your life will be trouble-free but everything else will seem insignificant compared to the indescribable wonder of knowing God and realizing His love for you. Now that is a goal worth pursuing. Go for it.
I am focusing all my energies on this one thing:Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead,
I strain to reach the end of the race
and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven.


1 Small cauliflower
1 cup green beans
2 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
pepper or paprika
1 Cup milk may be part cream
Wash cauliflower and break into florets. Clean beans and cut into pieces. Cook together until tender. Meanwhile melt butter, remove from stove. Add flour and seasoning: stir till smooth. Add milk slowly. Put back on stove and stir and cook till sauce is smooth and thickened. Add cooked vegetables and heat through. Good with buttered bread crumbs on top , too.

Monday, June 20, 2011


Don't pray for a lighter load.
Pray for a stronger back.
When you ask GOD to take away your burdens, you deny yourself the opportunity to grow in your faith. You don't get smarter by studying less, you don't get into better shape by becoming inactive, and you don't grow in your faith by escapig your burdens. We don't believe in God because life is easy and we have eveything we need. We come to God becuase we recognize our desperate situation. And once we align ourselves with God personally through Christ, our faith grows because we are aware we need Christ in us to live each day.
You become a Christian by believeing that God can save you through Christ. You grow as a Christian by believing that God is allowing the you can overcome them in Christ.
You can be sure that the more we suffer for Christ,
the more God will shower us
with his comfort through Christ.

Creole Tomatoes

4 lg. tomatoes
1 Small onion, finely chopped
2 green peppers finely chopped
salt and cayenne
4 Tablespoon butter or drippings
2 Tablespoon flour
1 cup milk (part cream)
Cut tomatoes in half,crosswise;put cut side up on baking sheet. Sprinkle with onion, peppers, salt and cayenne Put a bit of the butter on each piece, using 2 Tablespoon in all. Put 1/2 cup water in the pan and bake at 425 degrees till tender. Melt remaining butter and brown flour in it. Add milk and the liquor from the baking pan;stir till boiling and cook 3 minutes more. Dish tomatoes on toast squares, pouring the sauce around them.

Friday, June 17, 2011


Make an appointment with GOD
 every day and then keep it as if you were meeting with the most important person in the world.
We all carry appointment calendars. Some of us have day planner, and others can't go anywhere without their Palm Pilots. A few even have assistants to help them sort out their appointments and tasks. Why all the fuss? So we can stay on task and keep our appointments. We don't want to miss out on anything or anyone that would help improve our lives. Neither do we want to disappoint anybody who wants to meet with us.
That said, does it seem like a good idea to put God at the top of your appointment list? Of course it does. He's the most important person in the world to you, and His plans for you are the most important tasks. Seek God and what He wants for you every day, and to help you remember, put His name in your appointment book. That's one daily meeting you don't want to miss.
In the morning you will see the glorious presence of the LORD.



Our Amish friends make this every every morning while we are there..Enjoy

Pork neck bones
1 1/2 qts. water
1 onion, sliced
1 cup corn meal
1 cup cold water
1/2 teaspoon salt
Simmer pork bones in water with onion and pepper for a few hours. Strain, reserving liquid. Pick meat from the bones and shred fine. Mix the corn meal with water and salt. Put pork stock in the top of the double boiler and stir in cornmeal mixture. Cook and stir over high heat for about 3 minutes, stirring once in a while. Add meat and mix. Pt into a bread pan and let stand until cold and sold. Slice dip in flour and fry in butter or lard.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Rest on God's promises:stand behind your own.
Aren't you glad that God keeps His promises? Wouldn't it be terrible if He were unreliable or kept changing His mind? we would always be worrying about whether God was changing His plan of salvation. Our spiritual life would be in constant turmoil and filled with uncertainty. But God isn't like that. He never changes. he keeps His promises. He is totally reliable. And because He is , we can relax in our relationship with Him.
Other people need to have the same sense of certainty in their relationships with you. They need to know that you are reliable and that you keep your promises. If you have trouble keeping your promises. If you have trouble keeping your promises, then don't be so quick to make them. Promise less than you expect to do, so you can deliver more than you promised.
Reflect God's character by being true to your word.
And by that same night power,
he has given us all of his
rich and wonderful promises.
2 PETER 1:4

Stuffed Roast Raccoon

I know when you see this you think what!!! What it is good...
1 lb sweet taters mashed
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup bread crumbs
2 apples, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup butter melted
salt and pepper to taste
A 4-5 lb young raccoon.
First make the stuffing :mix together all ingredients (except raccoon, of course) gently until blended. Set aside wash raccoon meat thoroughly and dry with a cloth. Cut off some of the fat, leaving just enough for a thin layer. Salt the inside of the coon.Stuff gently wit the sweet tater mixture and sew opening shut. Bake at 325 degrees for about 3-4 hours. When half done, turn over so all sides will browned. Serve with a crisp vegetable salad.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hello Friends

Hello Friends and family another busy day here at the farm.. I have a load of laundry that needs to be hung and one more load to go.. It's a sunny day we haven't seen the sun now for a few days feels good.. I had the heat on yesterday cause it was raining and cold. Well I've done devotion this morning and made the bed next will wipe down bath rooms sweep floors animals are feed and the stand is opened up.
Ray just put a buzzer in the stand so when someone walks through we can hear them inside the house. I have an order for ( four bunches of rhubarb for a store this morning)  so need to go out and pick that. Today will be our first day of picking spinach and lettuce we will be putting signs up for that. I need to bake some whoopie pies in between .. Yesterday  I baked choc chip dough cookies~ cinnamon coffee muffins~ elephant ears for the stand.
We are having baked haddock for supper so I better get off from here and start my work for the day.. I hope everyone is having a great day if you have a chance stop by and say hi...
God Bless


Faith does not demand miracles but often accomplishes them.
Whenever we believe that  God is going to do something because we need it right now, we put our faith in the wrong place. "I need a miracle, God, and I need it by tomorrow," you might say. So you pray and believe God will do it , and sometimes He gives you a miracle. But what if He doesn't ? Is your faith inadequate, or does God have something else to teach you?
Actually, both things could be true, and here's why. When your faith demands miracles, you are merely putting your faith in faith. You think that if you believe hard enough, God will do something. The problem isn't your belief. You just aren't believing in God. Faith takes tremendous effort, but it is much more effective when you put your complete trust in God rather than in what you need from God. That's where the miracles begin.
"I do be live, but help me not to doubt."
MARK 9:24

Stuffed Peppers

3-4 green peppers
1/2 lb veal
copped fine (any meat will do)
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 little parsley
Juice of a small onion
Cut tops off peppers and scoop out seeds. Soak in salt water while making stuffing's.
Brown meat. Mix well together with other ingredients. Season and moisten with gravy or soup stock. Stuff peppers and bake one hour in a moderate oven.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wanting What God Hasn't Given You

Some ulcer are caused by inflammation of the wishbone.
Like the love of money,envy can lead to all kinds of evil you away from Him.
If there is something you desire, and if God hasn't given it to you, He has a reason. Don't be envious of anything that God doesn't want you to have.
. Envy begins when we wee some one else who has what we want, and our desire is to have it for ourselves.
If your heart belongs to God you shouldn't envy what belongs to someone else. Instead, you should be glad for that person. That may be difficult to do, but you can rest int he knowledge that God has the ability to give you what you desire. In fact, He wants to give you such things, but not if those things will draw you away from Him.
If there is something you desire, and if God hasn't given it to you, He has a reason . Don't be envious of anything that God doesn't want you to have.
You are jealous for what others have, and you can't possess it, so you fight and quarrel to take it away from them. And yet the reason you don't have what you want is that you don't ask GOD for it. And even when you do ask, you don't get it because your motive is wrong you want only what will give you pleasure.
JAMES 4:2-3

All-Day Fried Fish

Several nice pan fish
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
dash of pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Go to  your favorite fishing spot and spend the better part of the day fishing. Bring home the catch , clean ( or better yet, have someone else do it!)Dredge fish in seasoned flour and fry in butter until flaky and tender. Serve with new taters and maybe some fresh peas. watch for those bones..

Monday, June 13, 2011


When you feel like settling for less than the best, think about what God wants for you.
There will come a day when you realize that God wants more for you than you could possibly want for yourself. Maybe you've come to that day already, but if not,here's what will happen. As you focus on God daily be reading His Word and talking with Him through prayer,you are going to gain a greater appreciation for who God is and what His will is for you each day. You will recall what God has done in every detail of your life as you eagerly learn how God wants to build your character and use you to impact the lives of others.
At that point you will realize that God doesn't just want you to "get by" each day. He wants you to live your life fully here on earth while you anticipate the amazing life waiting for you in heaven.
"For I know the plans I have for you,"says the LORD.
"they are plans for good and not for disaster,
to give you a future and a hope."

Steam Brown Bread

1 1/2 cups graham flour
3/4 cup yellow corn meal
4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup raisins
1 egg
1 cup + 6 Tablespoon milk
Sift together the dry ingredients. Beat the egg, and milk and add to flour mixture. Add raisins and molasses. Have ready well greased tins with tightly filling lids;(NOTE I USE ALUMINUM FOIL.)steam 3 hours. The loaves may be placed in the oven for a few minutes after steaming. If a dry crust is desired.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Busy ~ Busy ~ Busy

 I have been so darn busy for the past few days didn't have time to do any posting.. Now that we have the farm stand open that kicks things up a notch. I start very early and get to bed some what early.. Yesterday was biscuits it was the first week that I started that. It went OK it will get better as produce gets ready.. We will have spinach and lettuce to pick tomorrow hope it sells.

I've been doing a lot of baking making elephant ears,chunky choc chip cookie dough cookies, sugar cookies ,whoopie pies for the stand..
I've been sewing hand towels and sewing toppers for them making scrubbies and I have aprons and pot holders and burp clothes..I will be adding bonnets for little ones.. As my kind friend Amanda has shared her pattern with me.

Ray has been helping out lots in the garden and doing things I still can't. My ankle is coming along it has been swelling more than i wish it would. So I do have to time time out to ice and put it up for a while each day..

May you all have a nice day with family and friends and its time for me to put in four new plants in the back yard before it starts to rain again...
God Bless

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Hello Family and Friends thought I would share this link with you.. I make scrubbies and they sell well  @ the farmstand.. Enjoy..

16 Dish Scrubbies To Make: {Free Patterns}

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Scrubbies are nice to use and simple to make too! These are handy in the kitchen for scrubbing dishes and gentle enough to use on appliances and counter tops. Also tuck a few into your cleaning bucket since they nicely wipe away fingerprints and scuffs found around the house (fine to use on painted walls). I love making these (they’re so quick & easy!) and am always looking for new patterns to try. Consider adding this to your handmade gift list for project ideas, lots of people love receiving them!

Free Scrubby Patterns

*All patterns are crochet unless otherwise noted
Tawashi Rosebud Scrubbie By
Tawashi Rosebud Scrubbie By
Tawashi Rosebud Scrubbie: Lots of colorful examples of how you can make these. Based on pattern found here.
Loom/Spool Knit Scrubbies: These scrubbies are really scratchy but because the crino is 100% nylon it won’t scratch Teflon or even a ceran top stove. Washer & dryer friendly.
Loom/Spool Knit Scrubbies By
Loom/Spool Knit Scrubbies By
Crocheted Scrubby Dots By
Crocheted Scrubby Dots By
Crocheted Scrubby Dots: Made with worsted weight cotton yarn in two different colors. Free pdf pattern download.
Big Girl Dish Scrubby: Most of this pattern is crocheted in rounds.
Big Girl Dish Scrubby By
Big Girl Dish Scrubby By
Tawashi Dish Scrubby By
Tawashi Dish Scrubby By
Tawashi Dish Scrubby Pattern: {Crochet}: Recommends using Red Heart Eco-Cotton Blend, which is made out of recycled T-shirt remnants or try acrylic (you want something “scratchy” for more scrubbing power).
Super Duper Kitchen Sponges: This is an easy pattern requiring basic crochet skills. Made with a little kitchen sponge tucked inside.
Super Duper Kitchen Sponges By
Super Duper Kitchen Sponges By
Cotton Dish Sponges By
Cotton Dish Sponges By
Cotton Dish Sponges: (pdf) The sponges are one piece in a double thickness and about 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″…my gauge may be off a bit ;) . Perfect size for scrubbing.
Aloo Scrubber: Made with Aloo yarn but you can opt for thin hemp or linen yarn (for a body/bath scrubby) or cotton and acrylic yarn (for dish scrubbies).
Aloo Scrubber By
Aloo Scrubber By
Square Sponge Scrubby By
Square Sponge Scrubby By
Square Sponge Scrubby: Made with Kitchen Cotton and tulle, features a loop for hanging. Pattern available via free pdf download.
Dishcloth Scrubbie: This is a unique pattern, you crochet cotton yarn around a nylon scrubbie. Free pattern pdf.
Dishcloth Scrubbie By
Dishcloth Scrubbie By
Knitted Dish Scrubby By
Knitted Dish Scrubby By
Knitted Dish Scrubby Pattern: Made with worsted weight cotton yarn and medium tulle.
Kitchen Scrubby Tutorial: Made with netting (or tulle if you prefer). Here’s another pattern for a similar scrubby (free pdf download) and another one here.
Kitchen Scrubby Tutorial By
Kitchen Scrubby Tutorial By
Garden Twine Scrubby By
Garden Twine Scrubby By
Garden Twine Scrubby: Knitting. Made with twine and stuffed with wool stuffing and sewn closed with thread.
Pantyhose & Plarn Scrubby: Free crochet pattern using strips of plastic bags and pantyhose.
Pantyhose & Plarn Scrubby By
Pantyhose & Plarn Scrubby By
Sunflower Scrubbie Pattern At
Sunflower Scrubbie Pattern At
Sunflower Scrubbie: The center is made with plastic canvas yarn and the petals with worsted weight cotton yarn. Linking to the web archive since original website no longer available.
Ruffled Crochet Dishmop: Based on a vintage design, this handy scrubby is made with size 3 crochet cotton.
Ruffled Crochet Dishmop By
Ruffled Crochet Dishmop By

Mom's Rhubarb Pie

3 cups rhubarb
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 t salt
Chop rhubarb and put into pie shell. Mix well the sugar, eggs and salt. Pour over rhubarb and bake in 350 degree oven till bubbly...